Is anyone else happy the ‘fro is back? We scroll Instagram and see tons of ringlets, protective styles and wet looks… but the afro hadn’t been getting much glory until more recently. Viral social media posts like those from @afropunk’s ‘Afro of the Day’ series and inspiring beauties like Ebonee Davis, are sparking interest in the style we thought was forgotten about. Wanna know how to achieve the look with Uncle Funky’s Daughter? Read on!
Healthy Hair First
Embracing your natural hair can be a challenge in itself, and establishing a regimen is even more difficult. UFD’s goal is to provide all you’ll need for that regimen including cleansers, conditioners and leave-ins. Our Bye-Bye Buildup Cleansing Conditioner, which was released almost a year ago today, is a big hit with our Funky Junkies. It’s perfect for ridding your hair of any undesirables, but still smooths the hair and moisturizes the scalp without the drying effect of over-washing your hair. We encourage you to check it out on our site, and soon at our national retailers! *wink*
We also recommend deep conditioning at least bi-weekly to replenish moisture to you hair. Our curls make our hair more fragile and requires more attention than we give. Our Heal & Renew Intensive Hair Masque is infused with silk, along with organic baobab oil, argan oil, organic peppermint oil, avocado oil and organic aloe vera juice to strengthen and replenish moisture. And guess what? It is now available at CVS Pharmacy locations nationwide!
Styling Your Hair
We believe that getting the perfect ‘fro is the result of a style – braid-out, twist-out, bantu knots, wash n’ go – but really? Proper care (including products) along with the right cut make all the difference. Finding the right products to maintain that desired style is the key. UFD has a trio of moisturizers for different needs and curl types. Good Hair Conditioning Styling Creme is a soft-hold formula that will instantly detangle, provide moisture, defrizz and add shine to your hair. Your curls will have definition, softness, shine and texture that will last the entire day. Our “butters,” Supercurl Miracle Moisture Creme and Extra Butter Curl Forming Creme are go-to products when it comes to moisturizing without buildup.
After washing and conditioning apply your choice of moisturize (this depends on your preference and the porosity/texture of your hair) evenly throughout. Supercurl has the ability to stretch out and detangle curls in very kinky, tight textures, yet define curls in medium to loose curly textures. Extra Butter is more often recommended for kinkier hair textures because of its thicker consistency but leaves no residue and also helps with desired definition. Keep in mind you should be applying moisture to your hair every day, no matter what you use!
Protecting Your Hair
Nightly routine is also important for maintaining a fabulous, healthy ‘fro. There a a few options/suggestions for how to do this such as:
- Pineapple-ing, which consists of securing the hair loosely at the top of the head – but it works best on longer hairstyles, or
- Stretching/Banding – Try banding 3-5 sections of hair with a satin scrunchy. This works better for shorter hair to not only protect and preserve your style, but stretch the hair as well.
Wear your ‘fro proudly and show it off every chance you get. The world outside (and on the internet) needs to see it! Be sure and tag us in your fave styles using UFD products via the links below!
Cover Image: Ebonee Davis for Tommy x Zendaya